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Wednesday, 15 March 1961

Mr Ward d asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice -

1.   What is the present (a) wholesale and (b) retail price of butter in (i) Australia and (ii) New Zealand?

2.   Is there any prohibition on the importation of New Zealand butter into Australia; if so, why?

Mr Adermann - The answers to the honorable member's questions are: - 1 (a) (i). 501s. 8d. Australian currency per cwt. (ii) 210s. New Zealand currency, equivalent to 262s. 6d. A.C. per cwt. 1 (b) (i). 4s. lid. Australian currency per lb. (ii) 2s. New Zealand currency, equivalent to 2s. 6d. A.C. per lb.

2.   No.

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